Team

Singapore Office

Craig Brooks-Rooney

Craig Brooks-Rooney

Head, Asia-Pacific

Position: Head, Asia-Pacific
Tel: +65 67 17 99 80
Email: craig.brooks-rooney@costellomedical.com

In 2013, Craig led Costello Medical’s expansion into Asia-Pacific, an exciting development in the company’s international growth strategy. Since opening Costello Medical’s Singapore office in 2014, Craig has focused on recruiting and developing a high-calibre team with excellent scientific and language skills to support clients in the region.

Prior to his work in Singapore, Craig worked for 4 years in Costello Medical’s Cambridge office, working across all of Costello Medical’s service offerings. His experience ranges from supporting launch events for products in the Middle East, to managing the development of medical education events for 500+ attendees, to advising clients on activities to enhance market access across Asia-Pacific. His passion lies in working closely with clients to understand their strategic objectives and developing innovative, tailored solutions to help meet those goals.

George Miles

George Miles

Consultant

Position: Consultant
Tel: +65 67 17 99 84
Email: george.miles@costellomedical.com

George joined the Singapore office in 2014, bringing a wealth of experience from Costello Medical’s UK office where he worked for nearly two years prior. In Asia-Pacific, George enjoys translating his evidence development, health economics, market access and medical affairs skills to the region’s diverse healthcare environment. He has experience in a range of therapeutic areas, including immunology, neurology and medical devices.

George graduated from the University of Oxford with upper second class honours in Physiological Sciences, specialising in neuroscience and signalling in health and disease. After graduating, George worked as a Research Assistant in the laboratory of Dr Suresh Jesuthasan in Singapore, investigating the neural circuitry underlying fear and anxiety.

George welcomes the opportunity Costello Medical provides to work within a dynamic team in a rapidly developing field. He enjoys bringing innovative solutions to demonstrate the value of pharmaceutical and medical device products, and looks forward to establishing Costello Medical as a leading agency in Asia-Pacific by providing strategic support to his clients.

Schezn Lim

Schezn Lim

Senior Analyst

Position: Senior Analyst
Tel: +65 67 17 99 85
Email: schezn.lim@costellomedical.com

Schezn joined the Asia-Pacific Analyst Team in 2014, having undergone both clinical and scientific training in a wide range of disease areas.

After graduating from the National University of Singapore with a second upper class honours degree in Pharmacy in 2012, Schezn practised as an inpatient pharmacist in an acute care surgical ward at Tan Tock Seng Hospital. She then went on to pursue an MSc in Clinical Neuroscience at University College London, where her clinical knowledge was supplemented with a deeper appreciation for the way advancements in scientific knowledge shape the development of novel therapeutics.

As part of her graduate course, Schezn conducted a systematic review of clinical trial data on anti-epileptics for seizure prophylaxis, obtaining a merit for her paper that discussed the failure of new anti-epileptic drugs in overcoming pharmacoresistance. She earned a distinction for her research thesis, which investigated the long-term efficacy and adverse effects of greater occipital nerve block and flunarizine for refractory migraine, through which her systematic review, critical appraisal and medical communication skills were further honed.

Schezn is very excited about the rise in importance of medical affairs in the Asia-Pacific region. She looks forward to using her clinical and scientific training in diseases and therapeutics to support the evidence-based pharmaceutical services offered by Costello Medical Singapore to raise standards of safe and effective healthcare delivery in the region.​

Ma Qian

Ma Qian

Senior Analyst

Position: Senior Analyst
Tel: +65 67 17 99 83
Email: qian.ma@costellomedical.com

Ma Qian graduated from the National University of Singapore in 2014 with Double Honours Degrees in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Business Administration. As part of her final year course, Ma Qian conducted a research project on biofuel recovery. Prior to joining Costello Medical, Ma Qian gained additional insights into the healthcare industry as a conference producer at Terrapinn, where she managed the development of the Biotech Showcase and Symposium, held as part of the 7th BioPharma Asia Convention 2014 in Singapore.

Keen to pursue her interest in the healthcare industry, Ma Qian started at Costello Medical as an Analyst in 2014, and has since then gained experience in medical affairs and market access projects for clients in Asia-Pacific. With her regional experience and language skills, Ma Qian is excited to further develop Costello Medical’s services in Asia-Pacific, particularly in China and Taiwan.

Carol Kao

Carol Kao

Analyst

Position: Analyst
Tel: +65 68 16 26 50
Email: carol.kao@costellomedical.com

While originally from Taiwan, Carol has lived in New York, Hong Kong, Rome, and London. She graduated from University College London in 2015 with a first class BSc in Human Sciences. Thanks to the interdisciplinary nature of her degree, Carol had the opportunity to study a diverse range of disciplines in both natural and social sciences, from pharmacology to project management. She received a first on her dissertation, which explored the roles of modernisation in the treatment methods of depression in post-Mao China; this sparked her interest in the pharmaceutical industry and led to her application for the Analyst role at Costello Medical’s Singapore office.

During her time at UCL, Carol developed a passion for science communication and was a science section sub-editor of UCL’s student-run magazine, Pi. She also worked on a number of other science communication projects, including the production of a science radio show.

Carol also gained experience working in a business environment as an intern for a marketing company in Taiwan; the experience prompted her to study for the Chartered Institute of Marketing Level 3 Foundation Certificate, for which she was awarded a distinction.

Having joined Costello Medical’s Singapore office in January 2016, Carol is excited to help contribute to the growth of the company in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as to develop her skills through working with the talented team in Singapore.

Amrita Viswambaram

Amrita Viswambaram

Analyst

Position: Analyst
Tel: +65 68 16 26 51
Email: amrita.viswambaram@costellomedical.com

Amrita graduated from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in 2012 with a second upper class honours Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences. Thereafter, she worked as a Research Officer at the Singapore Immunology Network, an institute of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) for 2 years, where she conducted research in chronic Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and Hepatocellular Carcinoma. She worked on projects investigating how HBV is regulated in the cells and the identification of host factors that support the reproduction of the virus.

In 2014, Amrita left A*STAR to pursue a Masters degree at Imperial College Business School in the UK, and was conferred a Master of Science degree with distinction in International Health Management in 2015. The interdisciplinary nature of her postgraduate course provided her with a broad knowledge of business management, specifically in the healthcare and life sciences sectors, through a range of modules such as health economics, strategic management and managing change, and innovation in healthcare. She also gained experience in consulting during her Masters course through a project executed for a major pharmaceutical company in the UK, which aimed to strategise the expansion of its integrated care programme for heart failure to other chronic conditions.

Amrita joined Costello Medical Singapore as an Analyst in June 2016. She is looking forward to using her knowledge and experience in the life sciences and healthcare management to work on a range of projects and contribute to the further growth of the company.

Min Hee Choi

Min Hee Choi

Analyst

Position: Analyst
Tel: +65 67 17 99 81
Email: minhee.choi@costellomedical.com

Originally from South Korea, Min Hee graduated from the National University of Singapore with a second upper class honours degree in Life Sciences in 2013. Keen to gain a deeper understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying human pathology, she pursed a PhD at Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS where she investigated the role of epigenetic modifiers in regulation of skeletal muscle differentiation and development of a paediatric muscle cancer, rhabdomyosarcoma. She also received a prestigious scholarship from NUS Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering. Throughout her research experience, Min Hee acquired skills in the communication of scientific concepts, highlights of which include winning an SLW research grant where she proposed a novel research topic to unravel the molecular mechanisms of rhabdomyosarcoma.

Min Hee joined Costello Medical Singapore in 2017 and she looks forward to using her scientific research and communication skills in a wide range of projects in the Asia-Pacific region. Being a native Korean speaker, she is also excited to provide a platform for the company to spearhead more potential projects in South Korea.

Bo Lu

Bo Lu

Medical Writer

Position: Medical Writer
Tel: +65 67 17 99 80
Email: bo.lu@costellomedical.com

Bo graduated with a PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Cambridge in 2014, where she investigated the role of mRNA trafficking in local protein synthesis-dependent axon guidance. She then furthered her skills in high-resolution live microscopy through postdoctoral research at Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore. Throughout her academic research experience, Bo came to find her interest and strength in scientific communication, as she enjoys communicating complex scientific concepts and information, by both written and oral means, in a clear and engaging way.

Having joined Costello Medical Singapore in 2017, Bo looks forward to applying her research and communication skills in new areas of medical research. She is excited to develop her ability to work closely with clients in the development of medical publications, which she hopes will make a meaningful contribution to those who may benefit from advancements in the healthcare industry.

Niki Lim

Niki Lim

Graphic Designer

Position: Graphic Designer
Tel: +65 68 16 30 80
Email: niki.lim@costellomedical.com

Niki graduated from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in 2005 with a Diploma in Visual Communication Design. She joined the Visual Communication Team at Costello Medical Singapore in July 2016, with a wealth of experience in every aspect of the art of communication from conceptual development to creative deliverables.

Having worked with award winning design agencies, government agencies, event and production companies as a Creative Designer and Web Designer, she is well versed in both offline and online design.

As a Graphic Designer at Costello Medical, her role involves working on a range of design projects both for internal and external business support, such as branding, promotional materials and infographics, as well as printed and onscreen deliverables.

Niki also has a keen interest in digital design and UI/UX design. She is looking forward to developing her skills with the team at Costello Medical.

Jenny Teo

Jenny Teo

Office and Finance Administrator

Position: Office and Finance Administrator
Tel: +65 67 17 99 82
Email: jenny.teo@costellomedical.com

Jenny joined Costello Medical Singapore as an Office and Finance Administrator in June 2014. She has played a key role in supporting the growth of the Singapore office, by providing support in developing the office management and financial administration processes of the company.

Prior to joining Costello Medical Singapore, Jenny gained extensive experience in office administration in previous roles, including 10 years in the pharmaceutical industry at Janssen Cilag in Singapore. She is excited to resume work in the pharmaceutical industry, bringing with her a wealth of knowledge and experience required to provide strong support to the team in Singapore.

Yan Ran Wee

Yan Ran Wee

Project Assistant

Position: Project Assistant
Tel: +65 68 16 27 20
Email: yanran.wee@costellomedical.com

Yan Ran graduated from the National University of Singapore in 2016 with a BSocSci first class honours degree in Communications and New Media. Besides building a strong background in quantitative and qualitative social science research, her degree also allowed her to explore and better understand the use of new media and interactive platforms for communications in the modern-day digital age.

As an undergraduate, Yan Ran also pursued a personal interest in and enthusiasm for science and health communication. For her final year Honours Thesis, she embarked on a research project investigating YouTube as an emerging new media platform for the communication and discussion of STEM subjects, for which she received a high distinction mark. Having joined Costello Medical in 2017, Yan Ran is excited to continue developing her knowledge and passion for science and health communication, and looks forward to applying her writing, research, and organisational skills to contribute to a wide range of projects.